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The purpose of the CGA Committees is to foster an environment of collaboration and to offer members greater involvement with the society. The GCA Committees include:

1. Communications/Membership
2. Education
3. Meeting Planning
4. Research

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1. Communications/Membership

The Communications/Membership Committee represents CGA with other professional organizations in an effort to increase membership and grow member engagement through social media platforms. The committee members also serve as liaisons reporting back on activities that are of interest to CGA. The Communications/Membership Committee also works on new member recruitment and interacts with members on how CGA can better serve its membership.

CGA Council Liasons - Maureen Mork MS, CGC; Peter P. Stanich MD

Chair: Eve Karloski, MS, CGC (Term: 2017-2019)

Vice Chair: Leslie Bucheit, MS, CGC (Term: 2017-2020)

Andrea Forman MS, CGC (Term: 2018-2020)

Dena Goldberg MS, CGC (Term: 2018-2020)

Gautam Mankaney MD (Term: 2018-2020)

2. Education

The Education Committee serves as the liaison for all external communication and to oversee CGA information across all platforms. The Committee provides regular updates for the website, reviews literature and develops educational materials for professionals and patients. The committee also serves as the point of contact for outside organizations.

CGA Council Liaisons: Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC; Matthew B. Yurgelun, MD

Chair: Beth Dudley, MS, MPH

Vice Chair: Elana Levinson, MS, MPH

Dennis Ahnen, MD

Katherine Germansky, MD

Swati Patel, MD, MS

Jessica Stoll, MS

Nancy You, MD

Matthew Yurgelun, MD

3. Meeting Planning

The Meeting Planning Committee will oversee the planning of the Annual Meeting.

CGA Council Liaisons: Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, Michael Hall, MD, Sonia S. Kupfer, MD

Chair: Aparajita Singh, MD, MPH (Term: 2017-2020)

Vice Chair: Rachel S. Pearlman, MS, CGC, LGC (Term: 2017-2020)

Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, MD (Term: 2017-2020)

Jean Ashburn, MD (Term: 2017-2020)

Bryson Katona, MD, PhD (Term: 2017-2019)

Maria Baker, PhD (Term: 2017-2020)

4. research

The Research Committee's main objective is to compile a comprehensive list of ongoing studies that are actively recruiting subjects and to provide this information to members through the website. The committee will also work to facilitate collaborations among investigators and will be the CGA contact for large, collaborative studies. Members of the committee will also identify goals for research within CGA.

CGA Council Liaisons: Randall E. Brand, MD; Sonia S. Kupfer, MD; N. Jewel Samadder, MD

Chair: Melyssa Aronson, MS, ( C ) CGC (Term: 2017-2019)

Vice Chair: Ed Esplin, PhD (Term: 2017-2020)

Jessica Hunter, PhD (Term: 2017-2019)

Kim Perez, MD (Term: 2017-2019)

Cynthia Soto-Azghani, RN (Term: 2017-2020)